When Jason Milwaukee’s best friend, Sunshine, disappears from the face of the earth, the whole town, including Jason, starts searching for her. But the insistent voices in Jason’s head won’t let him get to the heart of the mystery—he’s schizophrenic, and the voices make it hard to know what is real and what is not. As the chase becomes more panicked, Jason’s meds start wearing off, and he is looking more and more guilty. But of what, exactly?
Both brilliantly witty and intensely honest, this poignant novel draws upon the author’s many years as an adolescent psychologist, but it’s Vaught’s powerful voice and expertly crafted mystery that will keep the pages turning.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I received this book for review from Bloomsbury Australia.
This was a very interesting book to read. The whole aspect of mental illness was different to anything I had previously read.
The protagonist Jason has Schizophrenia and so at times he was hard to understand especially towards the end when he stopped taking his medicine. Although, this was definitely my favourite part of the book as I felt like it accurately portrayed what I think the mind of a Schizophrenia would be like.
Apart from Jason, I didn't think any of the other characters were developed enough. Given the importance of Sunshine, not enough is learnt about her.
The ending was a bit of a disappointment as I thought that it was building up to something much more than what eventuated.